Cruse Bereavement Care offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
About the service and what to expect
Confidential one-to-one support
If one-to-one support is the best way of meeting your needs, a trained Bereavement Volunteer will visit you in your own home. Alternatively, if you prefer you can be seen privately at one of our offices or at a suitable alternative venue.
Each session is by appointment and usually lasts 60 minutes. You see the same Bereavement Volunteer every week for up to six weeks but are under no obligation to continue and can stop at any time.
If you are under 16, your first meeting will take place with a parent or guardian present because parental consent is obligatory. After that, sessions can be on a one-to-one basis if you prefer.
We offer a weekly drop-in service in Brighton where you can talk to someone privately as well as join a group facilitated by trained volunteers. No appointment is necessary for the drop-in session, which is free and completely confidential. Some people find groups invaluable whilst others use them as a bridge while they are waiting for one-to-one support.
Children and Young People’s ‘Hope Again’ website
A dedicated website, called Hope Again, is available, where young people can learn from each other how to cope with grief and feel less alone.
Here you will find information about Cruse Bereavement Care’s services, a listening ear from other young people, advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one, families stories and parental/ guardian advice.
For more information and to discuss accessing support that is right for you please call 0808 196 1768 to speak to a Community Navigator. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can arrange a callback.
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